I stayed here for business in April 2017. I booked an executive room due to needing to work in the evenings. The hotel is very easy to find, approximately a 20 minute walk from the train station. Be warned, the hills are a little long but not really steep!
Check in was quick, warm and efficient. I was shown to my room in the 'annexe' by a friendly, personable chap and what a great room it was! It was nice and warm, and it was refreshing to be able to control the temperature from the radiator myself so I got the temperature perfect.
Large main room with a sofa, desk and very comfortable bed. Large bathroom with good fixtures and fittings. A slight niggle was that the plug mechanism cap came off but it was easy to replace and its only a very minor point!
I ate in the conservatory and the food was lovely - very well presented. I ordered the pie and the mashed potato was lovely and buttery, the pie was rich and comforting and all very reasonably priced. Chatting with the bar staff about their gin selection, I was given a small taster of a gin I hadnt tried before (it was yummy!) but as I had an early start I wasn't able to indulge! I somehow managed to lose my card, and one of the staff went hunting for it for me, but was unable to find it and gave me a replacement straight away - super efficient!
I never sleep very well when I am away from home, but this was perhaps one of the best nights in a hotel I have had. It was a very quiet room, and the thick curtains blocked out the light from the lamp outside. The pillows were thick and neither too hard or soft. The mattress was also just right.
Breakfast had a wide choice, and with very good service from the staff too. A good selection of hot and cold, with a small cook to order menu - you have to have the breakfast muffin as its totally gorgeous and the sausages are to die for!
I really enjoyed my stay here, and I have recommended this to a colleague who will be in the area later in the year.
Overall, the Lee Wood is a great place to stay - kind, friendly and helpful staff without being overbearing, great food, great location, comfortable room and very good prices - what more do you need? I am just disappointed I couldnt extend my stay, but I will definitely be back for a leisure break so I can explore this wonderful area!
Thanks to all at the Lee Wood for a great stay! less